Friday, March 12: Say what you will about today’s stars (and we say we want to sleep with George Clooney), but three generations ago, there was no one hotter or cooler than Montgomery Clift. A contemporary of Brando and Jimmy Dean, Clift would’ve eclipsed all of them were it not for a disfiguring car accident and death at age 45 (that’ll do it!). Anyway, BAM’s doing the full retrospective treatment.
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 pm. “A Place in the Sun.” BAM Rose Cinema [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4129]. Tickets are $12.
Saturday, March 13: Some strange accident must have happened to blues prodigy Blind Boy Paxton, like getting hit by lightening while holding the whole Blue Note catalogue. Or maybe he’s just the past reincarnated again, like a Tibetan lama, because not only does Blind Boy seemingly know everything about the blues, but he’s still a kid (in blues terms, of course)! This show is a must.
Midnight. Blind Boy Paxton at Jalopy [315 Columbia St. between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street in Columbia Street Waterfront, (718) 395-3214]. Tickets are $10.
Sunday, March 14: If you were too normal to attend the Westminster Kennel Club dog show at the Garden last month, here’s the dog show for you: The Brooklyn Lyceum will present a parade of mutts, a show that finally puts the purebreds out to pasture and gives real dogs their day. Judging will include such categories as “sloppiest kisser” and “dog that looks least like a dog.”
11 am–7 pm. Brooklyn Mutt show at the Brooklyn Lyceum [227 Fourth Ave. between Union and President streets, (718) 857-4816]. Saturday also. Tickets are $5.
Guilt is passe
Tuesday, March 16: Finally, a chance to get drunk on St. Patrick’s Day without the guilt. Tonight, join plenty of nerdy museum lovers at the second City Reliquary benefit in as many months. Without your intense drinking — and $20 contribution at the door — this great institution devoted to preserving little bits of New York history may be lost forever. So grab a drink and save a piece of terra cotta.
7 pm. City Reliquary benefit at the Knitting Factory [361 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg, (347) 529-6696]. Tickets are $20.
Tuesday, March 16: Orgies are nice, but a literary orgy is even better, so book lovers will be flocking to Word Bookstore’s third anniversary celebration. The evening kicks off with booze guru Zane Lamprey (pictured), host of the program “Three Sheets,” and follows with cheap beers until 8 pm.
6 pm. Word Bookstore third anniversary party at The Diamond [43 Franklin St. at Calyer Street in Greenpoint, (718) 383-0096], www.wordbrooklyn.com.
Books: The literati of Park Slope turned out to toast author David Shenk on the publication of his latest groundbreaking work, “The Genius in All of Us — Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent and IQ is Wrong.” Comment.
Dining: The demise of respected eatery Bussaco in the heart of Park Slope appears to have been greatly exaggerated after a dishy feud with a chef who didn’t even last at the joint for two months! Comments (1).